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David Dalle
Thursday July 19th, 2018 with David Dalle
Small Island Big Song, a magnificent voyage through islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans; Become Ocean, John Luther Adams gorgeous apocalypse.

Today I present a magnificent new release, a journey through island nations in the Pacific and Indian oceans, "Small Island Big Song" is so much more than a mere compilation, it is an incredible project by Australians Tim Cole and BaoBao Chen interweaving the music and song of indigenous traditions from Madagascar all the way to Rapa Nui, thousands of kilometers away. The producers followed some strict rules, the musicians would choose the music, the instruments, and a meaningful outdoor location for them to record. All singing was in Austronesian languages. The recording technology was simple with no studio effects. This resulted in all acoustic recordings with natural sounds and feel. But this was only the first step, the second was taking the recordings and with the musician's guidance, mixing many of the songs together into multiple layers. The final result is absolutely unique, 16 rich all-acoustic multi-cultural songs which fit together seamlessly. A vast panorama of indigenous life from Taiwan, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Rapa Nui, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Torres Straight, Singapore, Tahiti, Hawaii, Malaysia, Vanuatu... It is breathtaking. As hearing a BBC report on the threat climate change posed to many of these Island nations first inspired this project, I thought it would be fitting to also hear “Become Ocean” for orchestra by American composer John Luther Adams. Adams, who has worked as a conservation officer, spent most of his adult life living in rural Alaska where he has drawn inspiration from the vast Arctic landscapes and native people of the far north. Environmental concerns and particularly climate change are preoccupations for Adams and are a critical threat to the Arctic biosphere (and indeed, the world). This is the motivation behind this magnificent, overwhelming piece for large orchestra. This music completely engulfs the listener in a roiling ocean of sound which builds and subsides in great waves. You become submerged and enraptured by this most beautiful of cathartic experiences. A masterpiece. Music from the earth as it becomes ocean.
Senasenai a Mapuljat
Siao-Chun tai et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Ka Va'ai Mai Koe
Yoyo Tuki et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Hisoma sa ts Hisoma a
Ankievo Village Band - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Gasikara
Airileke et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Naka Wara Wara To'o
Charles Maimarosia et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Rim Rim Siag
Hilda Wavales et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Pemung Jae
Alena Murang et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Manu Koroki
Horomona Hora - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Mele O Ke Kipuka
Kuana Torres Kahele - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Alie Sike
Ben Hakalitz - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Sacanoy
Tarika Sammy et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Uyas Gerakun
Piteyo Ukah et al. - Small Island Big Song - Small Island Big Song New
Become Ocean
John Luther Adams/Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot - Become Ocean - Cantaloupe Music
Te Namo
Te Vaka - Te Vaka - ARC
Vahine Taihara
Tubuai Choir - from the Polynesian Odyssey - Shanachie
Interactive CKCU
Teshome Hunduma
Joined David Dalle for cool music show : Small Island Big Song on 19 July 2018 while surfing internet from my University in Norway - effect of global network harmonization . It is really cool music.

2:26 PM, July 19th, 2018
PeterB
Aloha David! 'Small Island Big Song' is a no-brainer for me to want to get my hands on, of course. JUST WOW thus far of course, and looking forward to the rest on today's program. But, so far i am not getting joy on figuring out how to acquire it for my own collection. Started to look this up before the program even started. Where did you find it? BTW, assuming i can figure out how to get my hands on it, i'd quite likely play lots more on an upcoming This Island Earth.

2:38 PM, July 19th, 2018
PeterB
And, GREETINGS Teshome! Welcome to the world of CKCU!! Since you are liking the David Dalle program (one of the very best anywhere on the planet!) you might also try 'This Island Earth', Sundays at 13:00 - 16:00 ET. More musical lawless zone from all over the planet. In case you did not find it yet, you can also listen to TONS of archived shows via the joy of time travel -- we like to call it the OnDemand feature. Just go to the CKCU web site at CKCUFM.com, dive into the program guide, and dig away!! Peace and Beats!

2:50 PM, July 19th, 2018